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Alzheimer's Disease Affects Close To 40,000 New Mexicans

Dec 7, 2018

KSFR consumer affairs reporter Mary Lou Cooper is investigating one of the saddest health care trends in America - the rapid growth of Alzheimer's disease. Here in New Mexico, almost 40,000 people 65 years or older suffer from Alzheimer's. In addition to the enormous emotional and physical distress caused by this illness, it costs New Mexico's Medicaid program almost $200 million a year for treatment.